I came to the realization that fashion is an art form once I was old enough to understand the concept of art. Anything that you are making with your hands and put heart and passion into, is art from my point of view.
Ever since I was a little girl I have been in love with fashion and art. Everyone who knows me knows me as the “painter” and “shopper”. I have lately become very passionate about my artwork, I am getting to the point where I know what kind of artist I want to become, and what kind of artist I am today. So when a beloved friend invited me to the MET to see the “Savage Beauty” exhibit I was overly excited. I have been to the MET multiple times before to see paintings and sculptures, but I had never seen fashion design before up close in person.
I couldn’t maintain my happiness walking into the MET that day. First step we took into the exhibit I held my breath. I knew that it was going to be something more than clothes, I could sense a more deep and thoughtful meaning behind it all. It was going to be an adventure. While walking through I felt rushed to look at each of Alexander’s pieces; I wanted to stand and look at each one for 30 minutes or so, to really take in what he was feeling while he was making each piece.
Once I could really understand what was happening through his collection I was struck with the fact that he was dieing inside. At this point I was getting very emotional walking through the exhibit. I could relate to how he was feeling. I could relate to the rips and chains and flowers in his collection.
I already knew that fashion was a form of art, but after seeing this exhibit I realized that fashion is more than just art. Its thought, facts, emotion, creativity, passion and so much more. I’ve never seen fashion come alive like I did that day.
I thank the MET for establishing this fantastic exhibit. I believe it changed me as a person, and will help my art grow!